Lou Dobbs will be on 60 Minutes Sunday, May 6, 2007.
A little known fact that I dug out of the article below is that Lou has been married to a Mexican-American for 25 years. A fact that those who accuse him of being a racist probably don't know. Funny thing that. I've been called a racist as well and I've been married to a Filipino legal resident for nearly 16 years (and she's even harder on illegal aliens than I am).
Isn't it funny how us "racists" always seem to have no problems with race, while people - such as those in the Hispanic Caucus in the article - like to gather in their own groups segregated from other races to discuss issues that affect only their race and seek special treatment for others of their race?
They're the racists. Anyone who demands special treatment for others of their race, that others don't receive, is a racist of the highest order. And a hypocrite to boot.
He has never called for the deportation of all illegal immigrants, but Lou Dobbs believes the U.S. could pull off such a feat if it really wanted to.
The CNN anchor, whose stance against illegal immigration has helped raise his ratings but also fueled criticism, speaks to 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl this Sunday, May 6, at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
The debate is often about illegal immigration. He is a believer in curtailing illegal immigrants' access to some social services. "I happen to think that it is necessary, given the fact that the federal government won't control immigration and won't control our borders," Dobbs tells Stahl. Dobbs says he's not for shutting off medical services, but illegal immigrants' use of other entitlements and the public schools is problematic. "Going to food stamps — should taxpayers be paying for food stamps? Should taxpayers be burdened with schools that are overcrowded?" Dobbs asks. "[Taxpayers'] children, therefore, are being denied education. Those are very serious issues," he says.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus accused Dobbs of being anti-Hispanic for these types of views. "I was asked if I’d ever eaten a taco before, for God’s sake," says Dobbs, who has been married to a Mexican-American for 25 years. Hispanics have called for his job, and Dobbs finds such criticism ironic because he grew up on a small farm and picked crops alongside migrants. "I am probably one of the few people in the debate who actually has [worked with migrants]. I’ve got the greatest respect for those folks," he tells Stahl.